January 27, 2009

La Fête du Fromage...

...look for it tomorrow.

The day has gotten away from me and we're expected at a friend's for apéros and dinner in a little while.

Tomorrow I'll introduce you to a fantastic cheese from the Causse du Larzac.
Until then... Pin It

7 comments:

Allie said...

I'm excited for the cheese.

However, I have a strange question:

Since when I think of cheese I think of baguette (which is mostly a sign that I love them both dearly). A co-worker of mine is headed to Paris this April and asked what I wanted her to bring home for me. I said, "Flour. Type 55." Which I then followed up by telling her I'd give her money for the flour. Which was followed by the realisation I have no idea how much they charge for that type of flour.

So, the question: Do you know what the per kilo (or whatever unit they actually sell it by) cost of type 55 flour is?

Loulou said...

Allie
I found this online to give you some help:
http://www.monoprix.com/magasin-en-ligne/achat-acheter-Farine-de-ble-type-55-1416587,,1,.html

It looks like 1 kilo should cost about $1.00.

Allie said...

Lou Lou,

Thanks! This is very helpful! Too sad they won't ship to the States, but it gives me a good place to start w/ so I can try to figure w/ her out how much she reasonably could bring back.

I appreciate it so much!!!

Loulou said...

Allie
Don't mention it! Glad to help.
You can't find Type 55 in America? I remember buying Italian pasta flour at a little Italian market with my grandma. Maybe there is a place where you can order this type of flour in the States? (or maybe you've already looked!) :)

Allie said...

Yeah, it's kind of weird. You can apparently order Turkish approximations of type 55 online, but from what I understand it's not the same.

I keep looking, though. I am really interested in making baguette with it!

Loulou said...

Allie
Good luck getting your flour from France. I'll look forward to reading about your baguette making!

Allie said...

Thanks! I'm excited too. Now, it's just the waiting. She doesn't go until April.